The New Orleans Police Department saw six crimes hit the city on Friday (9.15). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to five armed robberies, kidnapping, two rapes, unclassified death, a shooting, and a stabbing.
At 8:37AM, a 64-year-old man was visited by a known acquaintance at his home on the 1800 block of O.C. Haley Blvd. The man told his visitor that he didn't have any money, at which time the subject grabbed a bike lock and struck the man repeatedly in the head. The subject then took cash from the man and fled the scene. The man was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital. His current condition is unknown.
On August 12th at around 8:39AM, a woman took her child from the 7200 block of Thornley Dr. and relocated to Arkansas. She no longer has custodial rights over the young girl, but is refusing to return her to New Orleans. As of Friday, a warrant was issued for the woman's arrest on charges of kidnapping.
A 31-year-old man was working on a house on the 6000 block of Burgundy St. when he was approached by an unknown man demanding money and property at 11:58AM. He complied, handing over his phone and wallet. The perp then held the man at gunpoint and ordered him to walk to a second house on the block under construction, at which time he pointed the gun at a 37-year-old man. The perp demanded money and property, and the second victim complied. Then, the perp fled the scene on foot on Burgundy St. towards Tupelo St.
At 1:11PM, a known female was sexually assaulted on the 1800 block of Old Prieur St.
Two unknown males were discovered unresponsive and not breathing by the housekeper of a residence on the 600 block of Loyola Ave. at 3:25PM. According to the MOL, neither men had obvious signs of trauma, but narcotics and drug paraphernalia were reportedly found on scene. EMS pronounced both men on scene.
At 3:36PM, a 40-year-old woman was sitting in her car on the 2400 block of Orleans Ave. when an unknown man put a gun to her neck. He grabbed her purse from her lap, then fled on Orleans toward N. Claiborne St., then unknown.
At the intersection of St. Claude Ave. and Egania St., a 22-year-old man and his mother were walking at 4:44PM when an unknown man in a red car drove by. The man in the car opened fire in their direction, striking the man in the hip, before fleeing in an unknown direction.
A 66-year-old woman was opening the door to her residence on the 3500 block of St. Charles Ave. at 5:41PM when an unknown man with a firearm pushed her from behind. He then demanded her purse, at which time a "small struggle" ensued. The perp then fled in possession of the victim's purse.
While standing on the 100 block of S. Pierce St. at 7:05PM, a 34-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman, and 23-year-old man saw an unknown man get out of the passenger side of a grey Nissan Altima. The man approached the trio, pulled out of semi-automatic weapon from his waistband, and aimed the gun at the woman's stomach. He then demanded money, at which time the 34-year-old man handed over his wallet. The perp got back into the car, and fled down S. Pierce towards Banks St.
At 1:33AM, a known female was sexually assaulted by an unknown male at the intersection of S. Miro St. and Perdido St.
A 41-year-old man went to the 1400 block of Iberville St. to retrieve his keys at 3:30AM. At some point, he got into a verbal argument with a female subject. The altercation escalated, and the woman struck him in the face then stabbed him with a butter knife. The man was able to flee to the 2000 block of Conti St. where he was met by NOPD officers and EMS. He was then transported to a local hospital. His current condition is unknown.
Readers with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.